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Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA

29 May — 23 August 2015

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This summer the RA celebrates the art of Eileen Cooper RA with an exhibition of drawings spanning almost 40 years of her career.

This exhibition, which coincides with the publication of a monograph celebrating Eileen Cooper’s career, presents drawings spanning almost 40 years. Cooper creates work that possesses a strongly poetic and distinctive vision, and the artist has been described as a ‘magical realist’. An accomplished painter and printmaker, Cooper’s practice has always been underpinned by drawing. This remarkable body of work illustrates how her distinctive imagery has developed through making drawings that explore such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. We are delighted to display, as part of the exhibition, the artist’s gift to the Royal Academy Collections of ten previously unseen mixed-media drawings. These feature Cooper’s iconic female figures, and are multi-layered and complex in form.

29 May — 23 August 2015

Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

From 6 July to 14 September 2015, the main lift in Burlington House will be unavailable for use due to repair work. Alternative and level accessible routes will be made available.
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The John Madejski Fine Rooms

Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission ticket. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

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